FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
This FAQ should answer many of your questions relating to the 2016 Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (PGAMO). If you have questions or need more clarification, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to reply to you as soon as possible.
At Package Pick-Up, you’ll also receive a Riders Essentials document that outlines many key features of Granfondo Weekend (from how to mount your bike plate number to Aid Station Info, and everything in between).
- Granfondo (160 km): $250
- Velocefondo (126 km): $250
- Mediofondo (92 km): $250
- Cortofondo (55 km): $200
Note: Registration is NOT available on the day of the ride (Sunday, July 10th).
You can also change your distance from a shorter distance to a longer distance at the cost of the difference in registration price between the two distances. This can be done right up until event weekend by contacting us at the Information Solutions Desk on July 8th and 9th.
In addition to transferring to a different category, a registered rider can also transfer an event entry to another individual using the user account created when you first registered. Please note there is a transfer fee of $30 + tax (processing fee included). A registered rider can transfer an event entry to another individual up until 2 p.m. PDT, July 1, 2016.
Please review our refund and transfer policy webpage for more information: http://www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com/register/refund-transfer-policy/.
- Specialized water bottle
- “Ride Hard. Smile Often” technical t-shirt
- Finish Area beverage (19 or older) courtesy of Tree Brewing
- Prospera Bike Light
- Ice cold towel at the Finish Line
- Complimentary BBQ burger (chicken, beef or veggie) at the Finish Area
Location: The Bench Market (368 Vancouver Ave, Penticton)
To be eligible to sign up for this event you must first be registered for the 2016 PGAMO. Registration for Granfondo Women’s Night is available here: (link coming soon!)
Friday (July 8th)
|Package Pick-Up and Granfondo Cycling Expo||1 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Penticton Trade & Convention Centre*|
|Riders’ Briefing (information for first-timers and details about the ride and course)||5:00 p.m.||Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (Salon C)|
|Granfondo Women’s Night||5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||The Bench Market**|
|lululemon Wheels & Reels||7 p.m. Yoga 8 p.m. Movie Starts||Gyro Park***|
Saturday (July 9th)
|Penticton Farmers’ Market||8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Gyro Park|
|Package Pick-Up and Granfondo Cycling Expo||10 a.m. – 6 p.m.||Penticton Trade & Convention Centre|
|Rider Briefing (information for first-timers and details about the ride & course)||10:15 a.m.||Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (Salon C)|
|Axel Merckx & Axeon Team Meet & Greet||11:00 am - 11:30 am||Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (Salon C)|
|Rider Briefing (information for first-timers and details about the ride & course)||12:30 p.m.||Penticton Trade & Convention Centre (Salon C)|
|Kids’ Piccolofondo||2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Gyro Park|
|Family Fun Zone||2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Gyro Park|
Sunday (July 10th)
|Bag Check open||5:30 a.m.||Gyro Park|
|Start Chute open||6 a.m.||Gyro Park|
|START OF GRANFONDO, VELOCEFONDO, MEDIOFONDO & CORTOFONDO||7 a.m.||Gyro Park|
|Finish Line Festivities (including Family Fun Zone, Tree Brewing Peloton Patio, Barbeque, Massage Therapy and Bike Check)||10 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Gyro Park|
|Awards||2 p.m.||Gyro Park (band shell)|
|Finish Line closes||4 p.m.||Main Street/Gyro Park|
|Food and Beverage Area closes||4:30 p.m.||Gyro Park|
|*Penticton Trade & Convention Centre [273 Power Street, Penticton]
**The Bench Market [368 Vancouver Avenue, Penticton]
***Gyro Park [Main Street at Lakeshore Drive near Okanagan Lake, Penticton]
- Summerland’s Memorial Park
- Main Street, Penticton
- Okanagan Falls’ Centenial Park
- Fairview Mountain Golf Club (933 Old Golf Course Rd, Oliver)
- Willowbrook, at Green Lake Road
- The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (717 White Lake Rd, Cawston)